Dog Sledding is a wonderful way to experience the pristine backcountry of Vermont. Our guided dog sled tours will let you experience nature close up in a way that is green, eco-friendly, and exciting. We tailor our dog sled excursions to our customers' preferences, so you get to chose the
pace of your dog sled ride. Read more about our standard dog sled tours on this page, or call us to schedule a custom adventure.
Custom-Made Dog Sleds
Maybe you just started dogsledding but know this is a sport
you will enjoy for many seasons to come, or maybe you've been dogsledding for years - a custom dog sled may be the perfect
addition to your winter sports equipment. We build custom-made dog sleds to your specifications using local woods. If you're
looking for a custom made dog sled, or would like one made as a gift, please contact Keith or Lori Sampietro at (802) 370-2103 for details.
Montgomery Adventures, a four-season adventure guide service in Northern Vermont, offers guided outdoor tours and recreation for all ability levels, including children. Below is a sample of guided excursions we offer:
- Dog Cart Rides
- Birthday Party Boat Tours
- Boat Rentals
- Lakeside Barbecues
- Cross-Country Skiing
- and More!
Dog Sledding Adventures
Mush! Hike! All Right! Letís Go! If you're looking for fun in the snow, come to our winter wonderland and enjoy dogsledding with Montgomery Adventures!
Our rides are always tailored to your preferences, whether you are looking for a gentle, scenic ride, an exciting ride, or even a VERY exciting ride - just let us know and we'll make your dogsledding adventure perfect for YOU!
Dog Sledding Rides
Standard Sled Rides - Our Standard Dogsled Rides bring you along wooded trails past frozen ponds and lakes on your way to a spectacular view of Jay Peak. Each sled can accommodate 2 people at a time (up to 250 lbs). Two sleds are available if parties of 4 wish to trek together. Please contact us for arrangements for groups larger than 4 people.
Moonlight/Starlight Rides - This adrenaline pumping ride is Mother Nature's answer to the Roller Coaster Tunnel! Using headlamps, you'll experience the Vermont landscape as few ever do while you are whisked away on this nighttime run under a moonlit or starlit sky. Although it is not a requirment that riders have previous dogsledding experience, it is helpful. Adults only on nighttime rides, please.
Kids Rides - For children who want to experience dogsledding, our Kid's Rides are the perfect introduction. A shorter tour than our standard ride and available on the Mountain Haven property at our kennel site, these rides provide a very controlled atmosphere where parents can watch their children as they go 'round on the sled. Perfect for photo ops for next season's holiday cards. After a half hour dogsledding ride, kids and parents can enjoy half an hour of sledding on our sledding hill.
Overnight Dogsledding Adventures - A unique adventure for anyone who wants to experience Vermont in the wintertime! Imagine yourself dogsledding along a snow-covered trail through pristine northern Vermont woodlands. Your destination is "base camp", where we set up for a fabulous Winter Camping experience. Even though you are in the great outdoors, we
provide plenty of creature comforts, including a private wall tent with a wood stove and cots, an evening meal with wine, and a hearty breakfast to get you ready for the day. Limited to 2 persons.
Two Night Dogsledding Adventures - Extend your Overnight Dogsledding Adventure! In addition to the activities described in our Overnight Dogsledding Adventure, our Two Night Trip includes a day of adventure tailored to your tastes. Choose Snowshoeing, Ice Fishing for Northern Pike (fishing licenses included), a Winter Survival Course, or just more and more Dogsledding!
About Our Sled Dogs
Our dogs have been bred and raised here in our own kennel, located in the Deep Gibou of Montgomery Center, Vermont. Our female, Natasha, was given to us
by our friend and Iditarod runner, Bruce Linton, before he moved back to Alaska. Our male, Naugh-Tue, comes from our friends, the Reddingtons of Manely Springs, Alaska,
whose father, Joe Reddington, started the Iditarod. Natasha and Naugh-Tue's seven children and our two black goldens (part Husky, part Golden) make up the rest of our team - come visit Neptune, Mercury,
Venus, Earth (Cowboy), Jupiter, Uranis, Grizzly, and Lily, who were all raised by hand with our grandchildren, so they are very friendly and eager to take
you on a dogsledding adventure through the backwoods of Vermont.
About Our Sleds
Our dog sleds are handmade from local woods and are specifically designed to give you the experience of mushing (dog sledding) with the comfort of having an experienced musher
behind you on the sled.
Visit our Pricing page for current dogsledding rate information.
Definitely Don't Miss This Family Outing!
My family planned a day for me with M.A to go snow shoeing and dog sledding with a campfire lunch in between. The whole family loved it! The best part was all the interaction with the sled dogs. They're all very sociable and docile. Well behaved around young children. The dog sledding trip was great and nice scenery to boot. Keith and Lori were great hosts. Very welcoming. Keith cooked up a fantastic barbecue lunch outdoors on the property. Ask for his homemade Rib & Chicken sauce on whatever your having. A great family outing. No issues for young children.
-Trip Advisor Member Montmurf, Montreal, Canada
Adventure of a lifetime!
For my 50th birthday, I went dogsledding at Montgomery Adventures. It was the experience of a lifetime. My partner and I were picked-up at our Inn, The Phineas Swann, and driven up the mountain. Once there, we were introduced to the dogs and allowed to help harness our teams. Our guides then took us on a 4 mile ride through the deep woods. It was so well done - just the right amount of instruction and silence - speed and slowness- to allow us to enjoy the landscape. We will definitely return to Montgomery Adventures because of the people who own the company and their wonderful dogs, who are clearly loved and very well-cared for! Thank you Montgomery Adventures for the best birthday present I could have possibly imagined!
-Trip Advisor Member Traveler6754, Red Hook, NY